[Ascaris lumbricoides--a cause of acute abdomen].

  title={[Ascaris lumbricoides--a cause of acute abdomen].},
  author={Andrew M. Blumenfeld and N E Freud and M Grinbaum and Michael Zer},
  volume={123 3-4},
  pages={94-6, 155}
Ascaris lumbricoides infestation is the most common helminthic disease in many developing countries and may cause severe surgical complications, especially in children. We present a 3-year-old Ethiopian immigrant brought to hospital directly from the airport because of signs of acute abdomen. It was found to be caused by volvulus and necrosis of a loop of… CONTINUE READING